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Tag Archives: Judge T.S. Ellis III

Patent claims dismissed because of abstractness (access required)

Where each of five claims were directed to abstract ideas, and did not contain any inventive concept sufficient to transform the claims into patent-eligible subject matter, the claims were dismissed. Background In this patent infringement case, Volvo Penta of the ...

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Ex-employee’s discriminatory termination claims dismissed (access required)

Where a former employee of an electric cooperative alleged she was terminated because of her sex, national origin, religion, race and/or age, but there were no allegations showing the decisionmaker exhibited any bias against women, Iraqi-Kurds, Muslims or older workers, ...

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Allegations doom hostile work environment claim (access required)

Where a former government employee asserted a claim for a hostile work environment based upon a disability, but his own complaint pleaded that the allegedly hostile conduct constituted retaliation for whistleblowing, and the alleged conduct was neither severe nor pervasive, ...

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Investment banking advisor loses suit claiming lost fee (access required)

Where an investment banking advisor claimed it lost a significant fee when another company purchased the target company, its tortious interference claim failed because the successful purchaser’s conduct was not the reason for the first failed deal. Background Jason Syversen ...

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